|Approaches to the Cape Verde Islands blue wind shadows stretch 280 km|
Yellow marks wind acceleration
Tanguay De Lamotte (Save the Children) is the only one to have suffered major damage. His carbon fiber mast snapped a foot from the top. Now he's got a sail wrapped around the keel as he tries to make his way to a safe harbor for repairs. This being the Vendee Globe he has to do it himself, Bonne chance.